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Up to four SimpliCams will work with the system though the company promises support for an unlimited number of cameras in the near future. Setup is easy and consists of entering your wireless network details and scanning a QR code in the app. Unlike with the system itself, Wi Fi is required for the cameras to work. The camera is a plain looking black plastic rectangle—which contains a round lens, privacy shutter, microphone, and LED indicator—that slides onto a black metal stand. At 4. 56 by 2. 55 by 2. 08 inches HWD and 5. 3 ounces, it's pretty standard in size as far as home surveillance cameras go. Video is captured in 720p, but looks surprisingly good. It's also quite smooth, and never suffered choppiness in my testing—despite the fact that the camera only operates on the 2.

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That goes double for people who already have other Ring devices, because it includes video storage in the cloud for an unlimited number of Ring cameras. Ring’s sensors operate on battery power, the keypad and base station come with AC adapters, and the Z Wave range extender plugs directly into an AC outlet. All three of those components have battery backup, so the system will continue to operate in the event of a power outage. The base station connects to your home network via hardwired ethernet or Wi Fi. A Ring Protect subscription activates an LTE module in the base station that will keep the system connected to the internet if your broadband connection goes down. You can even run the keypad on battery power full time if you choose, since most homes don’t have AC outlets right next to doors. An LED will tell you when the battery needs to be charged. There is currently no support for controlling the system with voice commands, but it should come as no surprise that Ring is developing an Alexa skill. Once you can arm your security system using a voice command, you won’t want to do it any other way disarming it that way is whole other question. Harris was slightly more circumspect about supporting Google Assistant. “We remain committed to being open to all of the different pieces that are important to our customers.